Skip to content

Earn Free Uber Rides When You Shop and Dine Out

Aug. 31, 2016
2 min read
Earn Free Uber Rides When You Shop and Dine Out
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Sign up for our daily newsletter

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.

Uber riders in Los Angeles and San Francisco have the opportunity to earn free rides thanks to a new feature called Uber Local Offers, the product of a new partnership with Visa. When riders make everyday purchases at participating shops and restaurants with the Visa card connected to their Uber app, they'll earn points within the app that count towards free rides. Note that you have to opt-in to earn your points at each participating retailer — the app doesn't enroll you automatically. Once you've accumulated 100 points (equal to $100 in spending), a $10 credit will appear in your account.

While Uber still doesn't have its own loyalty program, per se, it does maintain a number of relationships with brands such as Starwood as well as with American Express, Capital One and now Visa. Remember you can maximize the dollars spent on Uber rides by using a credit card that earns bonus points on travel expenses, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, which earns 3x points on travel spending — which includes Uber. If you don’t have an Uber account, sign up here to receive your first ride for free (up to $20) from TPG.

H/T: One Mile At a Time

[card card-name='Chase Sapphire Reserve℠' card-id='221211837' type='javascript' bullet-id='1']

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Top offers from our partners

How we chose these cards

Our points-obsessed staff uses a plethora of credit cards on a daily basis. If anyone on our team wouldn’t recommend it to a friend or a family member, we wouldn’t recommend it on The Points Guy either. Our opinions are our own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by our advertising partners.
See all best card offers